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Survivors Of Suicide Appeal    


Suicide is one of the leading causes of death of men and young women in the UK – and it is on the rise.

Recent government figures show that in 2019 the rate of suicide was the highest it has been in many years. The effects are devastating – yet we know that this tragic loss of life can often be prevented if people get the right help at the right time. Today we need your help more than ever..

The reasons why someone might want to end their life are complex, but during the current Covid-19 crisis many of the known risk factors for suicide have been exacerbated. We know that people urgently need someone to turn to in these difficult times.

Oli found it hard to open up about his growing suicidal thoughts, he thought there was an expectation for him to be strong. He told us:

"I lost my job because of my poor mental health. I'd recently split up with the girl I was dating, I was rowing with my mum...I just thought this is it now, I've had enough."

Thanks to the right care and support, Oli feels he is in a better place and now campaigns with us for better support services for people contemplating suicide. Services like our SOS service in Brighton  that offers a safe space for people to talk about what they are going through and help families bereaved by suicide.  Places like these are crucial to put in place the right support for the people that need it. 

With your help today, we can reach out to more people like Oli. Just £10 could help a volunteer to respond to an online chat query and help someone who is not comfortable talking on the phone.

Thank you. 

Choose an amount... could help a volunteers respond to an online chat query and help someone who is not comfortable talking on the phone.... could help us pay for wellbeing treatments for someone who has been bereaved by suicide. Wellbeing vouchers enable people to access self-care services such as reflexology or a massage.... could help us be there for someone who is experiencing suicidal feelings via a phone call with one of our trained advisors. 

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